Mountain Weather for 11,000ft

CB Avalanche Center Weather

Date: 01/16/2019

Last night the first shortwave began to impact the area with 2.5″ at Irwin, nearly 3″ at CBMR, and Schofield Pass at an estimated 5″ as of 5:15 am. The low-pressure system is still well to the west and will bring a shift in flow direction from SW to W during the day which will help to provide good orographic lift for the Crested Butte area especially from Kebler Pass to Schofield Pass. This system will likely drop another 8+ inches during the day with strong westerly winds blowing the new snow around. Thursday will dry out with little snow, but westerly winds will continue to blow in front of the second system in this back to back punch. Thursday night and Friday will bring another round of heavy snowfall with the potential for another foot according to current models.

  • Today

    High Temperature: 21 to 26
    Winds/Direction: 12 to 22 G30, W
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 6 to 10″
    Elkton Snow: 6 to 10″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 5 to 9″

  • Tonight

    Low Temperature: 11 to 16
    Winds/Direction: 10 to 20, W
    Sky Cover: Overcast
    Irwin Snow: 1 to 3″
    Elkton Snow: 1 to 3″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 2″

  • Tomorrow

    High Temperature: 10 to 15
    Winds/Direction: 13 to 23, WSW
    Sky Cover: Mostly Cloudy
    Irwin Snow: 0 to 1″
    Elkton Snow: 0 to 1″
    Friend’s Hut Snow: 0 to 1″